The central Da Nang city has reserved more than 16,000 rooms in preparation for the seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition on April 28 and 29.

The city also expects to see more business on the country's Reunification Day, April 30, and on May Day.

The city's 453 hotels have committed to offer stable prices and post room prices publicly during the fireworks competition and long holiday, a vice director of the city's Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, Tran Quang Thanh, told the media on April 10.

"We carry out constant inspections at all hotels and accommodation services in the city to create favourable conditions for visitors, as we have in past years," Thanh said. "The department fined two hotels for 78 million VND (3,700 USD) for unsafe conditions during inspections last week."

He said the city's five-star hotels and resorts have reached 80 percent capacity, while four- and three-star hotels reached 65 percent.

The vice director said that of 20,600 firework competition tickets available, nearly 10,000 tickets have sold out.

The organising committee built a 32,000-seat stage on the bank of the Han River for the event. Teams from the US, South Africa, Australia, Poland and Vietnam will compete.

The central city will organise the event biennially from this year.

Last year, the US team Melrose Pyrotechnics won first prize.-VNA